David Purchas


‘Chinese medicine and philosophy is a powerful way to diagnose, treat and prevent disease’

Hi. I’ve been working as an acupuncturist since 2007. I completed my acupuncture degree in London and then, looking for a style of acupuncture that suited more sensitive people, I completed further study focusing on Japanese-style acupuncture.

After running several clinics in the UK, I moved to NZ in 2018 and am now very happy to join the team at The Connection.

I have always been interested in what makes things tick, especially humans! After exploring psychology and teacher training at Wellington University I felt there was a deeper aspect to being human that classical education did not answer for me.

Acupuncture became the obvious choice to provide a therapy that aligned with my interests. It provides an intricate, practical, framework for the physical, mental and spiritual interplay of human existence.

“With an acupuncture session, you get over 3000 years of experience and knowledge working to help you find balance.“

If you are looking for a different perspective on your condition, then do give acupuncture a try. It is a safe therapy where you can relax in the knowledge that all of you is being looked after.

When you come for a session bring all your thoughts and information with you. Each diagnosis, be it from western medicine or alternative, helps me to create a picture of you. Then we work together to help you know how to bring balance back into your life.

I look forward to helping you.